Staples, Katy Perry Honor Teachers And Students

Once again, Staples has teamed with singer Katy Perry in a program to support teachers and students.

To help teachers prepare for class through 2016, the Staples for Students program funded $1 million in classroom projects through the non-profit organization DonorsChoose.org.

In April, Staples announced the donation to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has funded more than 800,000 classroom projects for teachers across the country. As a result, Staples fulfilled 1,072 classroom projects, providing 787 educators in 402 schools with classroom needs. In addition, Staples customers nationwide donated more than $330,000 to DonorsChoose.org through Staples stores and www.StaplesForStudents.com in the lead-up to back-to-school season.

As part of the Staples educational initiatives, Perry presented a grand prize winner of the Staples for Students sweepstakes, Patricia O’Keefe and her son Matthew, Deep River, CT, with a $50,000 scholarship at a Winners VIP celebration in Los Angeles.

“We’re grateful to our customers and thank them for donating to the Staples for Students campaign, which helps teachers and classrooms across the country through DonorsChoose.org,” said Frank Bifulco, Jr., evp/global marketing, Staples. “It was a pleasure to once again team up with Katy Perry to raise awareness around this important cause and to help teachers bring learning to life for students.”